Graveside service for Miriam N. Pennington, 89, of Talladega, will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Pine Hill Memorial Park. Rev. David Jones will officiate and Usrey Funeral Home of Talladega will direct. Her family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Pennington passed away April 17, 2013 in Jacksonville, AL. She is preceded in death by her husband, Troy R. Pennington and several brothers and sisters. Miriam will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Well known for her delicious Southern cuisine, she hosted countless friends, family and guests at her dining room table. God gave Miriam a servant's heart and she honored Him by selflessly giving her time and resources to help others. She was a native of St. Clair County and a long time resident of Talladega County. She was a member of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church for 68 years. Her survivors include her daughter Elaine Matson (John) of White Plains, son Troy D. Pennington of Nashville, TN, grandchildren, Tara P. Kinney (Stephen), John M. Matson, Jr. (Lauren), Kelly Matson, Amber Markham, Lauren Pennington, 9 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Leon Nix, along with several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be John M. Matson, Jr., Stephen Kinney, Travis Prestridge, Gerald Beverly, Randy Miller and Robert Gambrell, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Johnson, Mike Gardner, Bobby Hardegree, Leon Nix, Phillip Willis and Ed East. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 210 Choccolocco, AL 36254 or Jacksonville Health and Rehab Alzheimer's Unit, 410 Wilson Dr. SW, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Online condolences may be sent to www.usreyfuneralhome.com
Usrey Funeral Home, Talladega, will direct the service.